Who we did encounter on the way back up LDR-A was a woman running with her rowdy dog, who, fortunately, was on a lead. It was one of those meetings where the canines immediately dislike each other and, feeling territorial at the end of their leashes, bark and lunge at one another. Unfortunately Willow was super aggressive, and it took all my strength to hold her back; she might not look it, but she's an incredibly powerful dog. Of course Frio got into the fray as well, but I can control him more easily. Holding them both back did nothing for my still-recovering sore ribs.
After that it was a short ride home, both Dr. K and I feeling miserable about Willow's behavior.
|Distant view of Tortugas and part of the Organ Mountains|
|Dr. K and the soon-to-be-misbehaving Heelers|
|Desert hill and Organ Mountains|
|Growing in an arroyo|
|This and the next: Barrel Cactus|